Knowledge can be for life
Nowadays, many teenagers only study a few days before an exam. In my opinion, this is not an effective way to study. It doesn't help us absorb knowledge.
During the holidays, I go to the library and revise with my friends. It's easier to concentrate in the library than at home. During lessons, I use a notebook to write down important points and key words. These practices help me remember what I'm taught.
I think we should use our time better: when we're waiting for a bus, or travelling to school, we can read a book or go over our notes.
I also create a schedule. This can help make the best use of our time, as long as we follow the schedule.
Lastly, I think we have to set our minds to studying. If we do this, our results will improve.
Lee Fuk-lui, The Chinese Foundation Secondary School
From the Editor
Thank you for your letter, Fuk-lui. When you are at school, you are expected to keep up with class work and homework, and still spend time reviewing what you learn each day. It can seem like a lot of work.
But if you don't do this, it can be very difficult to remember anything when exams come round.
It is far more sensible, as you've mentioned, to make a little extra effort each day so that what you have learned really sticks in your memory.
To make revising more fun, why not set up a weekly study group with your friends? You can meet at the weekend and review everything you learned. By doing it with your friends, it will be more fun. You can also test each other. And then you can treat yourselves by doing something fun or going for a meal.
It may seem like hard work to regularly review everything you have learned, but it will be worth it in the long run. Not only will you do better in your exams, but you will also remember the knowledge you have gained for many years after you leave school.